Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, seeks a self-motivated and mission-focused Technician III to support the research performed in the Leifer lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
What you will do:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide a wide variety of moderately complex to complex technical lab support for a research program.
Prepare and maintain routine tissue and cell cultures for experimentation. Perform a variety of non-standard cell / tissue assays, culture preparation, and / or analyses.
Provide assistance in manipulating, computing and analyzing data using standard computer software.
Perform a variety of tests requiring an adequate degree of proficiency.
Assist in evaluating lab methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.
Perform standard laboratory maintenance, including autoclaving, dishwashing, etc. and laboratory equipment. Ensure and/or prepare and label laboratory waste for disposal per protocols.
Maintain moderately complex laboratory records. Maintain samples and freezer logbooks.
Prepare non-standard media, buffers and reagents.
Prepare standard operating procedures for newly developed protocols.
Maintain inventory and order or coordinate supplies procurement.
Use multiple moderately complex computer programs for ordering, maintaining inventory and logs, analyzing data, and preparing data for presentation and publication.
Please note that this position is 39 hours per week, with a one-year appointment, subject to renewal based on performance and available funding.
What you have:
Associate's degree in Biology or a related field, up to 2 years of lab experience in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, or immunology laboratory, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience with basic cell and tissue culture, Western blot/protein analysis, RNA and DNA isolation, PCR, standard immunological assays such as ELISA.
Excellent relational and organizational skills and aptitude to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.
Proficient with a variety of computer programs, with the ability to learn new software quickly.
This position requires successfully completing Cornell training courses (i.e., animal use, radioisotope use, chemical safety), if not already completed.
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in cell or molecular biology
Advanced knowledge of cell cultures, immunology, handling of dangerous/infectious samples.
Animal husbandry and animal handling experience.
What's in it for you:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell's benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Cornell's leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
** Cover Letters are required for all position considerations.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Pay Rate Type:
$21.36 - $23.61
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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Notice to Applicants:
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